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by NTLDaz
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68331

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Its pretty wishful thinking given even the PM has said its likely kid next year before borders open. I don't think anyone is expecting a miraculous disappearance of the virus outside of the White House. Unfortunately the timeline for the return of international flights is getting further away not c...

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by NTLDaz
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68331

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Sad news with JQ closing the Newcastle maintenance and crew bases. The first ever Jetstar flight took off from Newcastle. Given where it came.from you could just about call Jetstar a Newcastle airline.

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by NTLDaz
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68331

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Yes, and this needs to change. As an Australian citizen living abroad, I have flights booked for November to see my parents. Since I plan to be in Sydney for 15 days, the mandatory 14 day quarantine in a hotel means that there's no point to taking the trip. How do you intend to leave the country as...

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by NTLDaz
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68331

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Is there any indication to when European citizens will be allowed holiday in Australia? Mid 2021 I will probably wait until 2022 then. Where did you get that information? There is no official information yet - other than Australia and NZ are in discussion about opening their borders to each other. ...

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by NTLDaz
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68331

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Yes I've heard a rumour & its obviously all dependant on how quickly passenger loads return, but there is a belief that the initial return to flying will be with B737's and A330's with B787's returning by mid next year if not earlier and the A380's slated to return late in 2021. Be interesting ...

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by NTLDaz
Tue May 19, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68505

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

I do believe there's currently no restrictions between VIC, ACT and NSW if someone wants to travel between these three states/territories though? Cheers, Michael Can't due to there still being stay at home orders. Can't just go on a a trip without a valid reason. Yes you could do it but you risk a ...

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by NTLDaz
Fri May 15, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 27755

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

What ground equipment is so special at domestic? most of it can be driven the 1km to the other terminal. There is specific equipment used on domestic flights like trolleys, barrows, people in guidance (PIGS), ramps PBRs, stairs, signs etc its a lot that is not so obvious to the travelling public. T...

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by NTLDaz
Thu May 14, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68505

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

A thought re: REX and jets. What about 717's ? I'm sure I've read Delta will be offloading their 90 odd. Good size and at the right price it would be a possibility. Take us back to Impulse.

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by NTLDaz
Sat May 09, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 27755

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

http://www.departedflights.com/AKL96intro.html Found this randomly effective 1st October 1996. I’m always interested in old schedules, I even remember some of them. Lots of low frequency odd times flights with different stops on different days. All Boeing’s nearly, mainly 747s and 767s with a few D...

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by NTLDaz
Thu May 07, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68505

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

IIRC both JQ and TT ran $19 promotions before so honestly this is nothing new. Although this was probably 4 or 5 years ago now. Michael the difference then was that they were the ones without market power so really they could charge whatever they wanted. QF has market power and there are ACCC abili...

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by NTLDaz
Mon May 04, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68505

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Alliance QQ3392 F70 is bringing the NZWarriors to Tamworth from Auckland to begin 14 day iso before training. Due to land around 17:15 03/05. https://fr24.com/UTY3392/2470bd5a Just struggle to see how this flight is classes an an “essential travel”. As Australian and New Zealanders are currently li...

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by NTLDaz
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Just saw Sky News (coming up to 1 clock in the afternoon 30/04/20) they are reporting that Andrew Forest) the WA Billionaire might be and I say might be considering getting a consortium together to buy Virgin Australia, it was only headlines so I have not heard the whole story. Buts that what was b...

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by NTLDaz
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

That's interesting. I think it would make more sense to close the 3rd runway. Guess there's always a reason. It would have made sense but I assume there is the potential of too much salt in the air on the third runway which is surrounded by water meaning corrosion could be a problem. Plus doesn’t i...

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by NTLDaz
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

We have a growing population of parked 737’s here on the closed runway in SYD. The number has doubled today. Now have 6 from VA and 7 QF Which runway is closed in SYD ? I believe it’s 07/25, the cross runway. That's interesting. I think it would make more sense to close the 3rd runway. Guess there'...

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by NTLDaz
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39279

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

It’ll be a combination of things. Mostly Covid19 and the fact that without a vaccine, travel to many places of the world will be off limits for at least a year (suspending for a year makes no sense. Better to cut and then restart again when ready). The Argentina Peso has been performing really badl...

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by NTLDaz
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52274

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

It's $10 million a year. Not much in the scheme of things but if you're an Administrator looking for long term savings that seems an easy cut to make especially if Virgin Groups stake in the airline is significantly reduced / wiped out as part of this. They could possibly try to buy the Ansett name...

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by NTLDaz
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Wondering why it's so weird. The Supercars are a big deal and reach a big audience. I was referring to is it chasing the core market of corporates that VA was chasing at the time. Have never heard of a corporate looking to be entertained at the Supercars. F1 yes, football (pick a code) yes, just no...

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by NTLDaz
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39279

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12327253 Another article on it which stats they will return to South America, doesn’t say where or when. It’ll be a combination of things. Mostly Covid19 and the fact that without a vaccine, travel to many places of the world ...

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by NTLDaz
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Fox Sports News Channel has reported that Scurrah is "keen" to keep AFL sponsorship going despite the AFL CEO actively seeking other sponsors. Although I don't agree with a business in these dire financial straights blowing millions on sponsorship, I can see this as better value than the ...

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by NTLDaz
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39279

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Could we be about to hear more job cuts from Air NZ soon? They have announced around 1500 so far mainly pilots and cabin crew. Might be another 2000+ in other areas of the company Ground crew, Maintenance, office roles etc. Many areas will face downsizing going forward, but more time maybe is neede...

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by NTLDaz
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I think now that VA have entered administration and sorting themselves out, a further industry package will make its way from the govt. - Africa - Probably OK given SAA is likely to fall over so 5 times a week on A380 is definitely possible. At best, you may see international recover 2019 volumes b...

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by NTLDaz
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39279

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Could we be about to hear more job cuts from Air NZ soon? They have announced around 1500 so far mainly pilots and cabin crew. Might be another 2000+ in other areas of the company Ground crew, Maintenance, office roles etc. Many areas will face downsizing going forward, but more time maybe is neede...

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by NTLDaz
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I think now that VA have entered administration and sorting themselves out, a further industry package will make its way from the govt. Re QF and what it can do to downsize, my guess is that domestic will be up and running again in the next few months and will prob get to 80% over the next 6 months...

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by NTLDaz
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I think now that VA have entered administration and sorting themselves out, a further industry package will make its way from the govt. Re QF and what it can do to downsize, my guess is that domestic will be up and running again in the next few months and will prob get to 80% over the next 6 months...

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by NTLDaz
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Lots of talk about the woes of VA, but if it does come out a smaller, leaner carrier, adjusted to a smaller market (as others like DL are doing too), might this point to a problem at QF? It doesnt have the luxury of administration to allow it to adjust aircraft commitments etc so it, with its large...

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by NTLDaz
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52274

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

There should be no rules set up to protect Virgin or new airlines from Qantas as long as Qantas are playing within the rules, which they do, if they play at the limits of the rules then again, so be it thats what one would expect them to do. There are already some competition rules, but anything ex...

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by NTLDaz
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Lots of talk about the woes of VA, but if it does come out a smaller, leaner carrier, adjusted to a smaller market (as others like DL are doing too), might this point to a problem at QF? It doesnt have the luxury of administration to allow it to adjust aircraft commitments etc so it, with its large...

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by NTLDaz
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52274

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

You are probably right but for all its simple wording Sec 92 is the most ligatgated section of the constitution, there are some twists & turns in that story. thats why I said its "debatable" gemuser It is shockingly worded if one is after certainty that's for sure with all the talk of...

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by NTLDaz
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52274

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Because the Australian Government does NOT have the power to fix prices! That power is reserved to the states and it is debatable if the state governments can use that power to directly control interstate airfares. Gemuser IMO it would.be almost impossible for State governments to control fares bet...

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by NTLDaz
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52274

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

If Qantas is left as the only domestic player, why not cap the price of tickets? Because the Australian Government does NOT have the power to fix prices! That power is reserved to the states and it is debatable if the state governments can use that power to directly control interstate airfares. Gem...

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by NTLDaz
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52274

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

I'm stunned by the unwillingness of the Australian government to help Virgin. Ease up. The Virgin Australia board of directors have a net worth of $7 billion. They simply do not want to tap into their personal wealth. Good riddance I say. Australia has the biggest COVID19 assistance package per hea...

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by NTLDaz
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I would like to publicly acknowledge the 10000 people who are going to have an absolute shattering day tomorrow. All of them, from the CEO to Flight Crew to the Maintenance to HR will be going through possibly the worst days of their live and probably much worse than many ever experience. It is a s...

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by NTLDaz
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Aviator34ID wrote:
In WA no-one is allowed in without 2 weeks quarantine. Apart from returning resident stragglers, who is going to fly to Perth? Is it the same in NSW/VIC/QLD?


NSW and Victoria have no border restrictions other than for those returning from overseas.

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by NTLDaz
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Possibly the J seats are blocked for other use? Ie Government/medical/some other reason? I would imagine they will be set aside for the crew who flew over, because that crew won't be staying on the ground to get their mandatory rest. That would still leave a few dozen seats and maybe QF will 'upgra...

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by NTLDaz
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39279

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Interesting times alright...was looking to come back early November....at the moment NZ still have the EWR - AKL flight loaded but expect this will be cancelled and routed through LAX or SFO...also to the point above was thinking if NZ would ban people coming from places like NY given the infection...

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by NTLDaz
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Enjoyed the Austrian Photos landing in SYD. Unfortunate the circumstances for all these "visitors". I'm sure Austrian use to fly regularly to Sydney via BKK back in the early 2000's? I'm sure I nearly booked on them to Europe for my first ever overseas adventure. Ended up going KE as it w...

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by NTLDaz
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Of course the Australian government won't be making public statements/ sentiment regarding willingness to prop up Qantas or any other major public companies. This would not only create a political firestorm, but would also fill the public and private sector with a degree of complacency, which just ...

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by NTLDaz
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Given that the UAE's ban means that Emirates and Qatar have stopped flying, I suspect that this is just Qatar being opportunistic and trying to make a bit of short term cash by repatriating the thousands of Europeans still stuck in Australia (and New Zealand). On James O'Brien's radio show yesterda...

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by NTLDaz
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Given that the UAE's ban means that Emirates and Qatar have stopped flying, I suspect that this is just Qatar being opportunistic and trying to make a bit of short term cash by repatriating the thousands of Europeans still stuck in Australia (and New Zealand). On James O'Brien's radio show yesterda...

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by NTLDaz
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Given that the UAE's ban means that Emirates and Qatar have stopped flying, I suspect that this is just Qatar being opportunistic and trying to make a bit of short term cash by repatriating the thousands of Europeans still stuck in Australia (and New Zealand). On James O'Brien's radio show yesterda...

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by NTLDaz
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41385

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

We've been here before with the GFC. This is much, much larger than the GFC. As just one example, NZIER forecasting the hit to the economy likely to be between two and five times greater than that of the GFC. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/new-zealands-unemployment-rate-could-soar-30-d...

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by NTLDaz
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41385

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Judging by that it’s canceled until May 31st so the current plan looks to be resume from June 1st, however that will be far from certain. Ah, indeed - I can book flights on QR's website ex-AKL from June. But yes, suggest it is highly likely any re-start will be much later than June! Interesting tha...

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by NTLDaz
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41385

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

I don't think Pilots have too much to be concerned about either, there's a global shortage of them. Correction: there WAS a global pilot shortage. I ’d say all bets are completely off as to the shape and size of the global airline industry in the future. I worry also that Boeing and Airbus will fac...

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by NTLDaz
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Silver lining: more domestic tourism, possibly where needed in the bushfire-hit regions Highly doubtful. Unless you believe there is currently a lot of domestic tourism being done in places like Italy or China...etc. Even sources of inelastic demand like domestic business trips are being cancelled ...

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by NTLDaz
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

It would however be difficult to explain why they would rescue QF bit not VA. It would actually be an easy one, 90% of VA is owned by foreign airlines/companies whereas QF is still majority Australian owned. An airline bailout would cause a lot of controversy be it QF or VA, bailing out an airline ...

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by NTLDaz
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41385

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Australia and New Zealand, effective March 16 Suspending service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Auckland (AKL) effective March 16, which was slated to end seasonal flying on March 28 Suspending service from LAX to Sydney (SYD) effective March 16 Source: http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American...

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by NTLDaz
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41385

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Australia instituting NZ style self isolation from midnight tonight. Would expect allot of cancellations on the Tasman from tomorrow then? It would solely reduce traffic to people returning home, no one is going to Australia for an holiday now, it would be an 28 day isolation event. That's right - ...

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by NTLDaz
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

zkncj wrote:
NTLDaz wrote:
Morrison just announced NZ type isolation for international arrivals.


How long till VA becomes an domestic airline?


The best thing they have going for them in this situation is their international footprint is so small. Having said that domestic travel is going to take a hit as well.

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by NTLDaz
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41385

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Australia instituting NZ style self isolation from midnight tonight.

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by NTLDaz
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Morrison just announced NZ type isolation for international arrivals.

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